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Old 12-29-2002, 06:46 PM   #1
xavi
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browsing windows partition through linux


When i try to look through my windows fat32 partition, all i can see is "C\"., and it says there is nothing any farther in the drive. I need to be able to see and read the contents off of this drive, but it seems i am not able to, any suggestions?
 
Old 12-29-2002, 06:48 PM   #2
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where are you looking

you need to mount the windows partition and then you should be able to look at it
 
Old 12-30-2002, 12:01 AM   #3
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use the manual mount command to mount your windows partition on the linux filesystem. Create a directory to mount, preferably under /mnt/. Issue the command:

mount -t *filesystem type of windows /dev/*device of windows partition /mnt/*your created directory
 
Old 12-30-2002, 12:19 AM   #4
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For testing purpose,

su
mkdir /mnt/tmp
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/tmp
ls /mnt/tmp

If it works, you automate the process,

su
vi /etc/fstab
add a line like below
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat noauto,user,exec,rw,nosuid,umask=007 0 0
mount /mnt/windows
 
Old 12-30-2002, 08:59 AM   #5
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Does anyone know how to view a winxp ntfs partition from linux? as this would be a great help to me.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 11:39 AM   #6
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yes, you need support for ntfs built into the kernel

try this

modprobe ntfs


if you don't have the module and the kernel gives an error " -- does not support ntfs" when you try to mount an ntfs partition, then you will need to rebuild the kernel to add ntfs support or build it as a module.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 12:13 PM   #7
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Smile

where do i put in the probe ntfs ?
Iv trid it in the consol and it said sumthing about it not beng a comand. Could you please explain in more detail as i also need to no and i am KING of all Newbies, i started with linux today !
Bout 2 hours ago
cheerz
 
Old 12-30-2002, 01:17 PM   #8
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yes in a console is fine

you need to be user root

and the command is

Code:
modprobe ntfs
 
  


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